We are very enthusiastic about our internship program, which has been an integral part of our center since 2011. Our interns are a valued part of our team and make significant contributions to our services and lasting impressions on our department. Please take a look at our training program brochure, other links, and our diversity statement below.
Please Note: We are pleased to report that the American Psychological Association's Commission on Accreditation granted our program full accreditation status, effective October 28, 2018. Our next accreditation site visit it expected in 2028.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Andrew Katz, PhD at email@example.com or 216.368.5872.
Please view the UHCS Doctoral Psychology Internship Brochure for an outline of the training program (including expectations for direct service hours, assessment, supervision, and didactic seminars), a sample schedule, clinical team, and further details on the internship program and information about applying to this site.
Please view the Training Policies & Procedures document for summary of procedures related to intern recruitment, selection criteria, expectations for successful performance and exit criteria.
Please view the Grievance and Due Process document for an outline of procedures related to grievance that ensures that decisions made by the programs about interns are not arbitrary or personally based but require that specific evaluative protocols are applied to all trainees with appropriate appeal procedures available.
Diversity at UHCS and CWRU
CWRU University Health & Counseling Services is deeply committed to the appreciation of diversity. We value individuals of all identities including those based on race, ethnicity, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality and citizenship, age, body, religion, spirituality, ability, and ideology. We recognize the effects that discrimination, prejudice, and systemic issues of power and privilege can have on a community and on individuals. We aim to respect individuality within the context of cultural background and to provide students a safe space to explore the intersection of their identities.
The goal of understanding and supporting the value of diversity is integral to our center and to the mission of the university, as well. The CWRU Office of Multicultural Affairs has as its primary mission the goal to "enhance the harmony of the multi-ethnic community through the mutual acceptance of all individuals." Also, from the CWRU Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity is the following statement: "The 2016-2019 Case Western Reserve University Diversity Strategic Action Plan (DSAP) calls for increased visibility, accountability and collaboration as the university strives to fulfill its inclusion, diversity and equity goals. The plan, entitled Advancing Diversity and Inclusion: A Roadmap for Excellence at Case Western Reserve University, is available online at case.edu/diversity." Thus, not only is the University dedicated to the value of diversity, but it also strives to improve and has an established plan to do so.
Diversity in Internship
The UHCS doctoral psychology internship honors the diversity of students, interns, and staff and aims to integrate multicultural perspectives and social justice awareness throughout training activities and experiences. Diversity of identity and background and diversity of thought are valued as part of the internship year, and as a training site we incorporate themes of multiculturalism in supervision, consultation, clinical intervention, and professional development. We collaborate with other CWRU departments to reach out to underrepresented and marginalized groups on campus.
Interns are valued for the diversity of experience and identities that they bring to the center. They are encouraged to explore their own intersecting identities and how these intersect with their experiential work during internship.
Our internship program engages with multiculturalism and social justice themes and highlights this on our website and brochure. We do not require in-person interviews, a decision is informed by our commitment to encouraging a diverse range of applicants, including those who may have physical or economic challenges to travel. Our site has a Multiculturalism Series in the didactic program that includes the exploration of diverse identities of the interns as well as of clients. The TD has a background in multicultural work and has served in a multicultural specialist role and has experience in training and educating on themes related to diversity and social justice. Themes of multiculturalism and diversity are readily woven through the internship year in consultation and supervision as well as in program design.
We are eager to welcome interns from all regions, backgrounds, and identities. We strongly encourage applications from diverse candidates committed to issues of diversity and social justice.
- Sara Nardone, MS, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
- Gabriela Ramirez, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
2017-18: Will Birman, Adler University, Vancouver, British Columbia; Jen Trimpey, PsyD, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2016-17: Cindy Kaye, MA, Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA; Lauren Manning, PsyD, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
2015-16: Christina Mohajerani, PsyD, California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, Los Angeles, CA; James Chavers, PsyD, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA
2014-15: Leslie LaFleur, PsyD, Antioch University, Seattle, WA; Ann Aletourneau, PsyD, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
2013-14: Alex Gomez, PsyD, Antioch University, Seattle, WA; Yvona Pabian, PsyD, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH